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Clinic Sports Will Serve Exclusive Medical Provider For Akron Esports

Clinic Sports Will Serve Exclusive Medical Provider For Akron Esports

Through a new partnership with the University of Akron, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health will serve as the exclusive medical provider for Akron Esports, giving varsity student-players expedited health care. Though electronic competitive video gaming doesn’t take the same physical toll on gamers as professional football or basketball, the medical industry is working to keep collegiate…

Players At Risk Of Long Term Injury With Psychological Distress

Players At Risk Of Long Term Injury With Psychological Distress

Injury is a major cause of mental health problems in top footballers, shows a study of counsellors working with players’ union, the Professional Footballers’ Association. The first evidence linking long-term injury with psychological distress in pro players calls for a culture change to one where clubs routinely offer injured players psychological support. Players go to counsellors Sports psychologists…

Children Suffer Head Injuries Playing Recreational Sports

Children Suffer Head Injuries Playing Recreational Sports

Sports participation by children and adolescents is generally high in Australia and New Zealand, and many children sustain head injuries of varying severity during such activities. Concussion has received increasing attention; but less is known about the risk of severe acute intracranial injuries in children with sports relate head injuries. Childhood head injuries An Australian/New…

Football Scores A Health Hat-trick For 55-70 Year Old Women

Football Scores A Health Hat-trick For 55-70 Year Old Women

Physical fitness is a strong mortality predictor and exercise training is now considered a cornerstone in the non-pharmacological prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with…

Sports Related Injury Can Be Debilitating For An Older Adult

Sports Related Injury Can Be Debilitating For An Older Adult

The human body is made to move, and physical activity is a requirement for lifelong health. But exercise-related injuries are a significant concern few people think about until it’s too late. Even a mild sprain can sideline an athlete for weeks, and a sports related injury can be debilitating for an older adult. “Researcher think…

Basic Effects Of Coaches Emotional Expression At Halftime

Basic Effects Of Coaches Emotional Expression At Halftime

Coaches; It’s a staple of every sports movie: The team is down at the half, and the coach gives an inspirational locker room speech think Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, Billy Bob Thornton in Friday Night Lights leading the team to come roaring back to victory. In a new paper published in the Journal of Applied…

August

For Young Football Players August Is Deadliest Month

Many of these deaths involved conditioning with over-the-top workouts and punishment drills; plus inadequate medical response when a player starts to show signs of distress. An annual rite of summer: sending young men out on football fields across America in the sweltering August heat for grueling practice sessions. A new study shows the ritual can…

Positive Health And Safety Policy Changes For High School Athletes

Positive Health And Safety Policy Changes For High School Athletes

Positive Health; In the two years since the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) first assess all 50 states and the District of Columbia on key health and safety policies for high school athletes, 31 states have adopt new policies 16 this year alone. With more than 7.8 million high school students participating in sanctioned sports each…

Dementia Among Older Men Who Played Football And Had CTE

Dementia Among Older Men Who Played Football And Had CTE

White matter rarefaction, arteriolosclerosis, and dorsolateral frontal cortex (DLFC) neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) are independently associated with dementia among older men who play football and had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Neurology. Michael L. Alosco, Ph.D., from the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and CTE Center, and…

Study Finds Routine Hits Playing Football Players Cause Damage To Brain

Study Finds Routine Hits Playing Football Players Cause Damage To Brain

New research led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that concussions aren’t the sole cause of damage to the brain in contact sports. A study of college football players found that typical hits sustained from playing just one season cause structural changes to the brain. “Public perception is that…

Sports With Weight Classes That Could Lead To Excessive Dieting

Sports With Weight Classes That Could Lead To Excessive Dieting

Exercise has many health benefits for boys, ranging from a lower chance of obesity to improved self-esteem. It may also reduce risk taking behaviors. However, some sports come with cautions; especially those with weight classes that could lead to excessive dieting or even anorexia. Sometimes boys may simply not eat enough calories to make up…

Young Females Athletes Who Eat Too Little Suffer From Weak Bones

Young Females Athletes Who Eat Too Little Suffer From Weak Bones

Exercise is essential for girls, but problems can occur if they take in too few calories. Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders. Among high school girls, only 1% have all three issues; but between 16% and 54% have one of them, and that increases the risk for…